George Eliot Quotes

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.

George Eliot

What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life- to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories ...

George Eliot

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.

George Eliot

Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it; it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.

George Eliot

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.

George Eliot

What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato's cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don't know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?

George Eliot

The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.

George Eliot

He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.

George Eliot

The reward of one's duty is the power to fulfill another.

George Eliot

Habit is the beneficent harness of routine which enables silly men to live respectfully and unhappy men to live calmly

George Eliot

There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.

George Eliot

No man can be wise on an empty stomach.

George Eliot

She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.

George Eliot

Play not with paradoxes. That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others may happen to sear your own fingers and make them dead to the quality of things.

George Eliot

There is a mercy which is weakness, and even treason against the common good.

George Eliot
Social Media
Our Partners
Quote of the Day App
Android app on Google Play